Is it normal that on 17.10 Shutter doesn't work properly? When I try to get a screenshot, all I get is this stuff:
Bug in screen capturing

Is there a way to fix it? Are there working alternatives to Shutter for 17.10?

  • No, it's not normal when a feature does not work as intended. Have you checked to see if this bug has been reported?
    – user535733
    Feb 27, 2018 at 21:14
  • This happens to me in OpenSUSE leap 15.0 I solved with this askubuntu.com/a/961345/658488 Jan 28, 2019 at 14:22

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You should be able to use the default and pre-installed screenshot application without any issue. You can launch it by running gnome-screenshot -i (interactive mode) in Terminal or simply by searching for "Screenshot" in "Activities".

If it is not installed by any chance, you can install it by running

sudo apt install gnome-screenshot

Once you've captured screenshots using this application, you should be able to open them with Shutter and edit.

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